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The next generation in juicing


									The next generation in juicing

       product manual

       giving you more mother nature
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          Safety Precautions and Instructions

1. Read all instructions.
2. To protect against risk of electrical shock, do not put the main body
    (motor) in water or any other liquid.
3. Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used by or near
4. Unplug from outlet when not in use, before assembling or taking of
    parts and before cleaning.
5. Avoid contacting moving parts.
6. Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug or after
    the appliance malfunctions, or is dropped or damaged in any manner.
    Return appliance to the nearest authorized service facility for exam-
    ination, repair or electrical or mechanical adjustment.
7. The use of attachments not recommended or sold by the manufacturer
    may cause fire, electric shock or injury.
8. Do not let cord hang over edge of table or counter.
9. Always make sure juicer locking clip is locked while juicer is in
10. Be sure to turn switch to off position after each use of your juicer.
    Make sure the motor stops completely before disassembling.
11. Do not put your fingers or other objects into the juicer while it is in
    operation. If food becomes lodged in opening, use food plunger or
    another piece of fruit or vegetable to push it down.When this method
    is not possible, turn the motor off and disassemble juicer to remove
    the remaining food.

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This heavy-duty juicer features a patented stonemill-like screw, made of
hygienic U.S. FDA-approved polycarbonate and melamine which prevents
poisonous heavy metals from mixing with your fresh juices.

  OSCAR Living Juicer / Food Processor’s low speed ensures full taste
and nutrition. Nothing is lost through heated elements in your juicer.
  The OSCAR Living Juicer / Food Processor is easy to assemble and
take apart for quick cleaning.
  OSCAR Living Juicer / Food Processor assures you of many years of
trouble-free and dependable service. It comes with a twelve year warranty on
the motor and five year warranty on all parts and labor.

Multi-Purpose Juicer/Food Processor

1. Fruit Juice Extractor
   The OSCAR Living Juicer / Food Processor efficiently juices soft and
   hard fruits: even citrus fruits, usually one of the hardest fruits to juice.
2. Vegetable Juice Extractor
   The OSCAR Living Juicer / Food Processor juices all kinds of
   vegetables, including celery, carrots, peppers, radishes, cabbage
   without destroying the natural flavor and nutrition. Fresh taste, full
   nutrition are guaranteed with this unique extraction process.
3. Grass Juice Extractor
   Wheat grasses, aloe leaves and pine tree leaves are just some of the
   other natural products which can be juiced with the OSCAR Living
   Juicer / Food Processor. Enjoy the best that nature offers in raw foods
   of all kinds and juice them for full nutritional benefits.
4. Mincer/Chopper Functions
   The OSCAR Living Juicer / Food Processor also chops and minces,
   providing natural flavor and nutrition from garlic, scallions, red pepper,
   ginger, radish and many other foods, including herbs and seasonings.
   Soft foods for special diets for babies and geriatric patients are quick
   and easy to prepare with the chopper attachment.
5. Pasta Maker
   Make fresh noodles in just minutes with the handy pasta nozzles.
   See page 9 for more information.

Parts for Juicing or Mixing

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OSCAR Living Juicer / Food Processor helps you
•   Juice fruits and vegetables
•   Juice grasses
•   Mince herbs & seasonings
•   Make noodles and bread sticks
•   Make baby food and sorbets
Model Name                              OSCAR Living Juicer / Food Processor
Dimensions                              Length: 260 mm
                                        Width: 175 mm
                                        Height: 215 mm
Voltage                                 230V/50Hz (200W power)
Motor                                   Single-phase induction
Screw RPM                               75 - 90
Fuse                                    T5AL 250VAC
Certified                               CE, GS, ISO9001

        Parts and Accessories included with your
         OSCAR Living Juicer / Food Processor

    1   User Manual                 1   Mincing Strainer
    2   Bowls                       1   Food Pusher
    2   Round Noodle Nozzle         1   Hopper
    2   Flat Noodle Nozzle          1   Cleaning Brush
    2   Bread Stick Nozzle          1   Drum Cap
    1   Screw                       1   Drum
    1   Juicing Strainer

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Juicer/Processor Instructions

1 While the OSCAR Living Juicer / Food Processor can extract juice
  from unpeeled fruits and vegetables we recommend you thoroughly
  wash and peel your fresh ingredients to remove accumulated
2 Cut fruit or vegetables into small pieces (about 2 inches) so that juice
  may be extracted more thoroughly.
3 Turn on the machine and let it run without interruption until all the juice
  has been extracted.
4 If the juicer starts to vibrate slightly during operation, turn off the
  machine and empty the drum set. Re-assemble and resume normal
5 After placing the last pieces of fruits or vegetables into the hopper,
  keep the machine running for a few seconds longer to ensure the
  machine has extracted the last drops of juice.
6 Switch off machine.
7 Clean drum set after each use of the OSCAR Living Juicer / Food
8 Do NOT run the machine for more than 30 minutes at a time.

                     Cleaning Instructions

   Wash the OSCAR Living Juicer / Food Processor’s screw and
   parts in warm, soapy water in your kitchen sink and rinse well.

   Do Not Place Parts Or Accessories In Your Dishwasher.

   Do not immerse unit in water. Clean with a damp cloth.

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Assembly Instructions

1 Connect drum with main body by
  turning locking clip clockwise (about
  60°). Place hopper onto guide.

2 For juicing function, Place the screw
  into the drum. Insert the juicing strainer
  into the drum. Place the drum cap onto
  the drum end and turn it counter-clock-
  wise until it clicks firmly into place.

3 For mincing function, Place the screw
  into the drum. Insert the mincing strainer
  into the drum. Place the drum cap onto
  the drum end and turn it counter-clock-
  wise until it clicks firmly into place.
  If interested in making pasta, u-dong, noodle or breadstick, pls proceed
  to page 9.

4 Place juice bowl and waste bowl
  under drum set. Plug power cord
  into wall outlet.

5 Press the ON button. Place a few
  pieces of cut fruit or vegetables, one
  at a time into the guide. Use the food
  pusher to press the fruit or vegetables
  gently down the guide. Leave the
  machine on as you feed in the fruits/
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6 DO NOT place any metal
  objects into the hopper. If the
  drum set is plugged or the
  machine stops operating, press
  the reverse button 2 to 3 times
  and press the on button again to
  resume normal operation.

7 Switch the juicer OFF before
  changing accessories or
  touching any moving parts.
  Remove the drum set from
  the main body by turning the
  locking clip counter-clock
  wise. Pull the screw forward to
  disassemble it from the drum
  set. After juicing wash all
  parts in warm soapy water.
  Do NOT place any of the juicer
  accessories in the dishwasher.

8 Do NOT run juicer for more
  than 30 minutes continuously
  at any one time.

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Making Pasta, U-dong, Noodle, Breadstick

1 Open drum cap. Replace juicing
  strainer with mincing strainer.
  Choose and place the desired
  nozzle into the front end of the
  mincing strainer. Turn drum cap
  counter-clockwise until it clips
  firmly into place.

2 Sprinkle a small amount of wheat
  flour on the holding dish, placed
  under the spout. Press ON
  button. Push pasta dough
  through the food guide without

3 Use scissors to cut the pasta to
  desired lengths. Cook according
  to recipe used.

4 Disassemble unit and rinse all
  parts and accessories first in cold
  water. Then wash in warm soapy
  water in your sink — NOT in your

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     Choosing the Right Strainer

       Material                     Strainer

Apples, oranges, pears
grapes, strawberries,
kiwi fruit, tomatoes,
avocadoes, aloe plant              Juicing Strainer
Pine tree leaves, kale,
radishes, beet tops, (fruit)
spinach, carrots, yams
wheat grass

Red/green pepper,                  Mincing Strainer
garlic, ginger, herbs,
soaked rice and beans,
fresh fish and meat

Pasta, U-dong, Noodle              Mincing Strainer

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                  Limited Warranty
The OSCAR Living Juicer / Food Processor is warrantied (12 year for
motor and 5 years on all parts and labor) from the date only to the
original consumer purchase or other person for whom it was
purchased as a gift to be free from defects in materials and
workmanship. The OSCAR Living Juicer / Food Processor will be
repaired or replaced at Vitality4Life’s option during the warranty
period. This warranty is for normalhousehold (non commercial) use
and does not cover damage occurring during shipping or product
failure as a result of accident, misuse, alteration, abuse, neglect or
improper maintenance. This warranty applies only to units used in
accordance with supplied instructions. Vitality4Life’s will not be
liable for commercial consequential or incidental damages.
Warranty is void if unit has been altered or modified without
Vitality4Life’s authorization. Removal or rendering serial number
illegible voids your warranty. Warranty card must be completed
and sent to Vitality4Life’s within 10 days of purchase (or receipt
as a gift) to receive warranty coverage.

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Getting started with your Oscar VitalMax 900

Buy the best produce you can afford. Organic produce, grown in mineral
rich healthy soil is the best choice and there are some great delivery services
available. Select fresh produce and request juicing grade if possible. Look for
small sized produce, such as small and sweet carrots that will save you time
in preparation. By buying organic, you are saying yes to ecologically sound
Wash the produce thoroughly, particularly if it is not organic. Cut off
any damaged sections or tough ends while leaving most peels on. Cut the
produce so it fits into the feeding chute.
Begin juicing, alternating between hard and soft produce. The excellent
design of the Oscar means the machine feeds through the produce without
you doing much work. Only use the plunger supplied and please don’t use the
machine with wet hands. The pulp from the first few pieces of fruit and
vegetables will be wetter than normal as the machine builds up pressure for
efficient juicing.
The Oscar makes a living juice you can drink over a period of 48
hours or so. If you make up a large quantity of juice store it in a tightly sealed
glass container and place in the refrigerator. The integrity of the juice will
remain for up to 48 hours because of the gentle extraction method.
Rinse the juicing parts of the Oscar under running water, which will take
about a minute. Clean the juicing strainer at the same time or let it soak for a
while to make it really simple.

A few hints

Ensure the correct nozzle is used for each function required (refer to
manual). When juicing soft and hard produce, alternate the two to avoid
clogging. If produce becomes clogged in the machine, use the reverse gear.
Please note: For Soft Fruits the pulp is bound to be a little wetter. If you are
concerned about this you can put the pulp through a second time for drier
results. Unusually wet pulp is caused by a clogged screen.
Backing up in the juicer can be remedied by placing the fruit in the juicer
one piece at a time, this allows the juicer to digest each piece as it goes, so
to speak. When you are making nut butters, use the mincing set up of the
juicer. Please soak harder nuts for 8 hours before juicing, this also allows the

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enzymes inhibitors to be washed away. This will ensure that you don’t damage
your augur, or subject it to too much wear and tear. The Oil Extractor is no
longer available with this machine. We found it to be costly and very difficult
to use and not in line with “Living Food” as the oil is heated to a very high
degree. There is no warranty on this machine if it is used commercially.

Cleaning your Oscar 900
A very easy way to clean your machine is to run a little water through it at the
end of your juicing, and then take the entire front end off the machine,
dismantle and hold under running water. Obviously you’ll need to give the
screen a scrub with the brush, using the back end of the brush or the square
edge of a spoon handle to break the fibres in the corner of the screen. Please
don’t place any of the components in the dishwasher. To remove any colouring
created by your fruits or vegetables on your machine, soak affected parts in a
solution of citric acid diluted with water (available from most health food stores
or chemists). Alternatively you can pour white sugar and pulp through the
machine while it is running. The white sugar works as an abrasive (about the
only good purpose it has).

•If your machine is making a loud noise it can be a motor problem.
 To check this, take all the extra parts off the machine and run the motor
 alone. If it is still making a loud noise then you will need the motor looked
 at. Contact your service centre and arrange to send your juicer in.

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    juicing. Also, check the kind of produce you are using, as some kinds of
    produce are noisier than others, for instance, if your produce is
    particularly hard, or has been frozen or refrigerated. Finally, try smearing
    just a little bit of olive oil on the inside of the machine before you start
    juicing. This should help with the noise. If you are still concerned please
    ring your service centre.

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Machine Set-ups

Juice and Drink Recipes
1. Place screw into the drum.
2. Insert the juicing strainer into the drum.
3. Place drum cap onto the drum end and turn it anti-clockwise until it clicks
   firmly into place.
4. Connect assembled drum set with main body by turning lock clip clockwise.
5. Place hopper onto guide.
6. Place juice bowl and pulp bowl under drum set.

Desserts and Fruit Ice Cream
1. Place screw into the drum.
2. Insert the mincing strainer into the drum.
3. Place drum cap onto the drum end and turn it anti-clockwise until it clicks
   firmly into place.
4. Connect assembled drum set with main body by turning lock clip clockwise.
5. Place hopper onto guide.
6. Place juice bowl and waste bowl under drum set.

Pasta and Noodles
1. Place screw into the drum.
2. Insert the mincing strainer into the drum.
3. Place mincing drum cap onto the drum end and turn it anti-clockwise until
   it clicks firmly into place.
4. Connect assembled drum set with main body by turning lock clip clockwise.
5. Place hopper onto guide.
6. Place juice bowl and waste bowl under drum set.

Nut Butters
1. Place screw into the drum.
2. Insert the mincing strainer into the drum.
3. Place mincing drum cap onto the drum end and turn it anti-clockwise until
   it clicks firmly into place.
4. Connect assembled drum set with main body by turning lock clip clockwise.
5. Place hopper onto guide.
6. Place collection (juice) bowl and waste bowl under drum set. Pour in nuts
   which have been soaking for at least 8 hours.
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1. Place screw into the drum.
2. Insert the mincing strainer into the drum.
3. Place mincing drum cap onto the drum end and turn it anti-clockwise until
it clicks firmly into place.
4. Connect assembled drum set with main body by turning lock clip clockwise.
5. Place hopper onto guide.
6. Place juice bowl and waste bowl under drum set.

                             Juice Recipes

It’s ideal to drink around 750ml to a litre of Living Juice five days out of seven.
Try this for a month and feel a difference. Grab hold of a juicing book which
lists all types of fruit and vegetables and even herbs so you know beneficial
mixes for ailments. A good juice reference book will tell you what parts are
toxic, for example, the greens of carrot or rhubarb are toxic, as are the skins of
oranges and grapefruits. However, the white, pithy part just below the skin
contains very valuable bioflavonoids and vitamin C, so make sure you don't
peel that away. The skins of fruits such as kiwi and papaya should also be
removed prior to juicing, however the skins of lemons and limes may be left
on. All pits, such as plum pits and peach pits should be removed. Seeds from
lemons, limes, grapes and melons etc. may be put into your juicer.

Crazy Carrot Juice
4 medium carrots
4 tomatoes
2 stalks celery
small bunch of parsley

Feed all ingredients through the Oscar Vital Max alternatively and enjoy.
Carrots have carotene which is a natural protection against sunburns. Celery
is rich in vitamin C. Garlic defeats high blood pressure and cholesterol, to
name but a few of its many benefits. Basil is rich in calcium and iron and has
a delicious flavour.

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Carrot Juice Recipe with potato, fennel and apple
4 medium carrots
2 apples
1 small potato
1 small stalk of fennel

Fennel assists you as a mild sedative and in falling asleep. Fennel has been
shown to reduce and control inflammation of arthritis. It also evens mood
fluctuation and depressive states. Fennel has the rare nutrient called
manganese, contains zinc and vitamin B complex, which makes it a very
valuable ingredient in a juice.

Cupids Capsicum Shot
1 dark red fresh capsicums
4 medium carrots
1/4 of a fresh chilli husk or a pinch of chilli powder
Pinch of black pepper powder

Red capsicum is rich in vitamin A, C, potassium and silicon. It reduces risk of
cardiovascular diseases by assisting in the prevention of blood clot formations.
Chili is a stimulant for the whole system and is said to increase passion.

Draculas Punch
2 apples
1 cup of raspberries
2 cups of black grapes

Apples are known to assist the body in building resistance to infection as they
stimulate the digestion. They are also known to help with weight loss. Berries
help to keep the blood alkaline.

Apple and Celery Juice
5-6 apples
3-4 celery stalks

Juice alternatively. Apples build resistance to infection, have anti- cancer
benefits and are great for healthy hair, skin and fingernails. Celery assists in
the elimination of carcinogens and has a calming effect on nervous systems.
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Grape Watermelon Drink
Bunch of grapes without the stems

Juice alternatively. Watermelon assists in flushing the kidneys and bladder,
assists in digestions and the eliminations of uric acid that may cause gout.

Fruit & Veg Supreme
Slice of lemon

Juice alternatively. Oranges provide support for the immune system, healthy
gums, anti-carcinogen properties and help rebuild hemoglobin in blood.

Digesters Delight
1/2 pineapple
2 peeled oranges
1 celery stalk

Juice pineapple alternating with orange and celery. Pineapple soothes sore
throats, aids digestion and acts as an anti-inflammatory for various forms of
arthritis and sporting injuries. It also stimulates pancreatic hormone


Wheatgrass is baby wheat, planted on the soil and not sown. Wheatgrass
produces high concentrations of chlorophyll, active enzymes, vitamins and
other nutrients.
Chlorophyll makes up over 70% of the solid content of wheatgrass juice and
is the basis of all plant life. It is often referred to as the “blood of plant life” as
it closely resembles the molecule of human red blood cells. Wheatgrass is not
only rich in chlorophyll: it has 100 elements needed by the body to keep vital
and nourished. If grown in organic soil, wheatgrass absorbs 92 of the known
102 minerals from the soil.
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Cut the grass close to the roots. You can get a second yield although the
content won’t be as rich as the original grass. Feed the wheatgrass into the
Oscar Vital Max tips first.
Four trays planted on different days over a two weeks period should be
enough for 1 person. Undoubtedly, wheatgrass has a very strong taste. If you
want to continue drinking in year after year it is recommended that you mix the
wheatgrass shot and here are a couple of delicious suggestions.

Wheatgrass, Barley Grass or Alfalfa Juice
Place a bunch of wheatgrass (about _ inch diameter) tip down into the feeding
Chute. Feed carrots and other desired fruits or vegetables into the chute for a
milder tasting combination for those who haven’t tried pure wheatgrass juice

Wheat grass Whip
30mls wheatgrass
1 green apple
1/2 lime

Sweet Grass
2 carrots
1 orange
30mls wheatgrass
Ginger to taste
                       Savoury Specialties
Juiced tomatoes and herbs Soup
8 tomatoes
2 carrots
Pinch of sea salt
Pinch of black pepper
1 tsp. fresh dill
2-3 basil leaves
1 tsp olive oil

Place the fruit or vegetable screen over the auger. Feed in the carrots and
tomatoes then mix all the ingredients together. Then let everything run through
again. Decorate with a sprinkle of fresh herbs or flowers.
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Max Salsa
4 ripe tomatoes
1/2 red or green capsicum
1/2 stick celery
1 small onion
1 clove garlic
1-2 tbsp fresh coriander
1/3 tsp cumin
Braggs liquid aminos
Cayenne pepper or fresh chilli

Cut and feed all ingredients into chute alternatively. Mix well and serve
vegetable sticks or rice crackers made with the Oscar Vital Max.

Sprouted Chickpea Hommus
1 1/2 cups soaked , sprouted and drained chick peas
1/2 cup chopped spring onion
1/2 cup chopped parsley
1/4 cup lemon juice
Big squeeze of orange or lemon juice
2 tbls hulled tahini
1 tbls honey or maple syrup
2 tbls Bragss liquid aminos
Pinch cayenne pepper (optional)
Ginger (optional)

Feed chickpeas, parsley, spring onion into Oscar using the mincing screen.
Thoroughly mix all other ingredients together and serve.

1 1/2 cups of basil
finger thick bunch of parsley
1 clove garlic
1 cup pine nuts (or pistachio)
juice of 1/2 lemon
2 tsp olive oil
Braggs Amino Acids
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Feed the basil, parsley, garlic and pine nuts through the Oscar using the
mincing function. Mix the oil and lemon juice into the paste until smooth. Spice
with Braggs.

                               Nut Butters

Fresh nut butters in any combination are an ideal spread for sandwiches, base
for sate or a delicious dip. Almost any variety of nuts can produce nut butter.
Some varieties of nuts don’t have a high oil content so if you want a creamy
butter, add nut or cooking oil until you reach the desired consistency. Another
hint for a creamy butter is to pour in the nuts slowly and alternatively, for
crunchy nut paste pour in the nuts faster. Relatively soft nuts such as peanuts,
pine nuts, macadamias, cashews may be poured in without soaking. All other
nuts must be soaked. When nuts are soaked, the enzyme inhibitors are rinsed
away and are easier to digest.

Peanut Balls
2 cups peanuts
1 cup sesame seeds
4 apricots
2 tbls honey
Juice of half orange

Mix peanuts, apricots, honey, juice and _ cup sesame seeds in bowl and feed
through Oscar using mincing screen. Roll paste into balls and into remaining
sesame seeds.

                          Pasta & Noodles

Freshly made pasta is such a treat, so much so that you may find it difficult to
eat packet pasta every again. You also know exactly what is going into the mix.
There are many varieties of ingredients you can try, mixing in beetroot, carrot
or other types of juice to give a vibrant colour.

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Cheeky Pasta
Firstly, set up your Oscar Vital Max with the mincing screen, mincing drum cap
and desired nozzle for fettuccine or round noodle. On you clean kitchen
bench or in a large bowl, pour out a couple of cups of organic flour
(preferably) such as durum, semolina or spelt flour. Add half a cup of warm
water or vegetable juice and 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt (which acts as a rising
agent). Keep the mixture dry, not too sticky. Break into balls and feed into the
Oscar Vital Max. As the strands of pasta come out of the machine, cut them off
and lay on to floured tray. Repeat process until dough is used.
Cook noodles in boiling water for 3 – 5 minutes and drain.

Boiled Rice Noodle
An ideal way to use left over rice is to make rice noodles. Mix rice in bowl
together with a little sea salt and warm water. Feed the mixture into the
machine and cut at desired length. Cook in boiling water for 3-5 minutes. Add
desired vegetables and Asian sauces.

                             Sweet Treats

What a wonderful way to use excess fruit by freezing and making delicious ice
creams and sorbet style desserts. Freeze fruit without skins, stones or seeds
and cut into pieces that fit into the feeding chute. Remove frozen fruit from the
freezer about five minutes before you plan to use them so the hard ice crystals
have melted. Mixing frozen banana with other fruits will give a creamy
consistency. For sorbets use any frozen fruit without bananas. Let your
imagination flow free.

Coco Mango Icecream
2 frozen mangoes
2 frozen bananas
1/2 cup fresh coconut cut into pieces
1/2 cup frozen dates

Put on the mincing screen. Put all ingredients into the feeding chute
alternatively and mix well. You may refreeze this delicious treat.

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Maca Fruit Icecream
2 cups frozen fruit such as strawberry, mango or pineapple
3 bananas
1/2 cup soaked and drained macadamias
1 teas natural vanilla essence or the real thing

Put on the mincing screen. Mince fruit, bananas and macadamias alternatively.
Quickly stir in the vanilla and enjoy.

Blueberry Spider
3 oranges
3/4 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 frozen banana

First place the Juicing screen over the auger. When you change over to the
mincing function you don’t have to clean the machine.

Juice the oranges and fill 2 glasses, then make a blueberry-banana ice cream
by letting the frozen fruit run through the mincing function twice. Take 2 ice
cream scoops with a spoon and place them gently into the orange juice and
serve immediately.

Bliss Balls
2 cups almonds soaked, rinsed and drained
1 cup unsulphured dried fruits such as dates, raisins and apricots
1/2 cup desiccated coconut

Put on the mincing screen. Mince almonds alternating with the dried fruit.
Form into balls and roll in coconut. For variation, use different nuts, carob
powder, natural vanilla essence or peppermint oil.

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               Juicer Questions and Answers

What can I do with all the pulp I get from the juicing?
Answer: Vegetable pulp, especially carrot pulp can be used in raw bread and
cracker making. Just add the pulp into your dough and continue as usual.
Another way of utilizing the pulp is if you are eating hot foods such as soups
and strudels. Then you can add the pulp straight into the soup or the strudel
dough. The pulp is very good for composting, or for use in a worm farm. In
the case of a worm farm do not use acidic pulp, for example from oranges or
lemons. If you are super organised, it would be great to grow wheatgrass from
composted organic pulp.

What's wrong when not as much juice comes out of the machine as
Answer: The most common reason would be that the juicing screen is filled
with too much pulp. Stop the machine and give the screen a quick rinse in
water to remove most of the pulp, then continue to juice. If this doesn't make
a significant difference, check the freshness of your fruit and vegetables. Old
apples, dried up oranges and bendy carrots are dehydrated which means they
will expel hardly any juice. Making a carrot juice using the fruit screen will
mean a reduction in juice as well.

What's wrong if the machine suddenly stops?
Answer: One reason can be that the engine has over heated. If this does
occur, it’s a good thing which will prolong the life of the engine by not
overworking it. Doing hard work such as making frozen ice cream
continuously for a substantial time can exhaust the engine. Immediately switch
the machine off and wait. Retry after 15 minutes or 30 minutes, and then the
engine should have recovered. Another reason for a sudden switch off can be
that some food is stuck in the guide such as the stone of a fruit. Immediately
switch off the engine and press the reverse button. Remove the food if
necessary and continue to juice.

What do I do if the machine makes noises?
Answer: Perhaps too much food has been entered into the guide at the same
time. Remove some food with the reverse button. Sometimes the machine
might not have been assembled properly and reassembling the parts so they
all click together tightly should solve the problem.
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How long can I keep Living Food Dishes in the fridge?
Answer: Living Food is full of living enzymes therefore it keeps longer than
commonly processed raw food. You can keep a fresh juice for up to 48 hours
in the fridge in an airtight container. You’ll be able to tell by the colour of the
juice. A healthy, vital carrot juice for example will be bright orange not the
oxidised brown colour you see around the edge of juices from fast spinning
juice machines. You can keep other dishes such as dips up to one week.

Can I refreeze frozen ice cream?
Answer: Yes you can. Make a tub and put it into a container and scoop out
whenever you feel the urge. Try mixing frozen yoghurt with the frozen fruit you
put through the machine for an even creamier result.

What is the best way to clean a Living Food Processor?
Answer: Clean the machine as quickly as possible after each use. Remove
the whole guide with all the parts at once and disassemble the parts in the
sink. Then simply wipe the engine and the workplace with a damp cloth. Dish
washing detergent is not needed to clean your machine, unless you have
made a lot of oily foods in it. Additionally you can catch the water with which
you rinse your Food Processor and pour it over your plants. The vitamin,
mineral and fibre enriched water is better off in your garden as a fertilizer
rather than blocking your sink. When you have minced garlic and onion it is
particularly important to clean the features immediately because of the strong
flavour that may cling to the parts for a little while after it has been washed.
Cleaning Living Food Processors is environmentally friendly, quick and easy.

How can I get rid of colour stains on the juicer?
Answer: Colour stains are not harmful at all. To get rid of them soak the parts
over night in a solution of white or apple cider vinegar and water. Use at least
50 per cent vinegar and up to 100 per cent vinegar. Juicing honeydew or
cantaloupe melons can lighten stains as well.

What shall I do if I’ve lost the original plastic plunger or pusher?
Answer: Call your distributor and order a new part. It is very important to use
the correct plunger for the machine as they are made to fit each juicer
precisely. If you use another plunger you may risk entering it too deep into the
guide and therefore creating so much pressure that you can break either the
plunger or the gears.
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I have heard that having a 100% raw food diet isn't good for you.
Is this true?
Answer: Whenever someone asks me this question I answer in the same way;
everyone is an individual. For some people a raw food diet is ideal, for others
it is not enough. You need to find what works for you. There are many eating
theories about eating like Ayurveda, Macrobiotics, and Food Combining to
name a few. I feel that a 100% raw food diet can't harm you as long as it is
balanced. However, I have seen many people who prefer to have a diet that is
partly raw food and partly cooked food. It is different if you are sick and need
to help yourself urgently. A change in diet has helped many sick people or
those who want a boost to their vitality.

Will I gain weight if I eat too many raw foods?
Answer: No. If you are eating raw foods your body is able to use its instinct
and it will tell you exactly what it needs and how much of it. You may eat a meal
of 250g of honey while in the next meal a spoon full of carrot salad is enough
for you to feel completely satisfied. When you are on a raw food diet you don't
need to count calories, it doesn't apply to the theory. Your body will give you
clear signs when it has had enough of a dish because the body recognizes
natural food immediately and can detect the amounts needed to fulfil its
nutritional needs. You simply cannot eat too much when you are eating living
foods. Your body becomes the specialist and it takes over. It is natural to stop
eating when definite signs occur.
Here are some signs that you have fulfilled your nutritional needs when eating
a particular food:
- you look at the dish and it doesn't look mouth-watering any longer
- the dish suddenly starts tasting unpleasant
- you bite your tongue
- something in the dish starts to irritate you, for example grape seeds
- burning sensation on the lips
- food sticks to your mouth
- you drop your spoon or push your plate away


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Can I process hot foods with the machine?
Answer: I have never processed boiling hot foods in the machine but warm
potatoes, rice and steamed vegetables can be processed in this machine
without any problems.

What shall I do if I miss warm food?
Answer: You can heat Living Food up. When you are having porridge,
custard, a bun or a dip you can heat the dish up as long as the temperature
doesn't rise above 50 degrees. To retain maximum nutrient content warm up
or dehydrate food to a temperature of 40 degrees. Eat food straight from the
dehydrator or put it in the oven or sun. Tastes great.

Whom can I contact if I have any problems or questions about Living
Food or Living Food Processors?
Answer: If you are not sure whom to contact or you have lost the contact
address of your distributor you can always contact or
Vitality 4 Life at our Contact Page.

Is there anything else I need to know?
Answer: Yes. You have made an excellent choice to use a Living Food
Processor in your life. Thank you and congratulations for a healthy,
environmental and loving attitude towards life. Please enquire as to the other
excellent product lines that we at Vitality 4 Life stock in order to bring vitality
to your life.

AN IMPORTANT NOTE: The information on this page is not in any way
offered as prescription, diagnosis nor treatment for any disease, illness,
infirmity or physical condition. Any form of self-treatment or alternative health
program necessarily must involve an individual's acceptance of some risk, and
no one should assume otherwise.
Persons needing medical care should consult a doctor or physician before
making any health decision.

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